What kinds of foods will I be eating on The 21-Day Sugar Detox?
You will be eating real, whole, nutrient-dense foods. You will not be eating refined and highly processed foods. This program will require that you get your hands dirty in the kitchen, but there are loads of tips and tricks for how to manage the program while dining out, traveling, and overall living a busy modern life.
Will I need to purchase special foods or supplements to complete the program?
There are no special foods or supplements required to complete the 21DSD program. If you would like to make the recipes in the books (The 21-Day Sugar Detox, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, or The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide), you may find some new ingredients within the recipes. There are resources within the books that explain where to find special ingredients.
I’m a vegetarian. Can I do The 21-Day Sugar Detox?
The 21-Day Sugar Detox is not a good fit for vegetarians or vegans. We do offer a modification for pescetarians who include fish in their plant-based diet; this modification is detailed in both the The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox the same as a Paleo diet?
No. While The 21-Day Sugar Detox may eliminate added sweeteners, gluten, and soy and all processed foods, Levels 1 and 2 of the program include whole gluten-free grains and full-fat dairy and are not considered Paleo. Level 3 of the program, however, does align with Paleo eating. Get the free program download here.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox the same as a low carb diet?
No. While The 21-Day Sugar Detox may be lower in refined carbohydrates than a standard American diet, it includes carbohydrates from select grain, fruit and vegetable sources depending on your plan and modifications.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox the same as a keto diet?
No. The 21-Day Sugar Detox is not a ketogenic program specifically. You are welcome to follow a very low-carb/ketogenic approach to the 21DSD but the program as-written isn't specifically ketogenic.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox appropriate if I follow a strictly gluten-free diet?
Yes! This program is 100% gluten-free. It’s also soy-free, corn-free, and very allergen-free friendly. Level 3 of the program is also dairy-free.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox appropriate if I follow a Paleo or Primal diet?
Yes! You will follow either Level 2 or 3 of the program.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes! Pregnant and breastfeeding moms can follow the notes on how to add more 21DSD friendly carbs to their plates within the program.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe if I am an athlete?
Yes! Athletes can follow the notes on how to add more 21DSD friendly carbs to their plates within the program.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox family-friendly/safe for children and teens?
Yes! With some small adjustments for young family members, the 21DSD is absolutely family-friendly. We don't recommend suggesting dietary limits for children that are beyond simply eating real, whole foods. So, for kids, we typically recommend they enjoy any food you're making on the program, in whatever portions they need, and that they do not limit their whole fruit intake.
Is The 21-Day Sugar Detox safe for diabetics?
First, The 21-Day Sugar Detox should not be seen as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The 21DSD is a whole-foods based program, and is safe for anyone. That said, if you are under the care of a medical professional, are insulin dependent, or are taking blood sugar regulating medications, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional program. You may find that your medications need to be adjusted with your new way of eating, and enlisting the support of your doctor will be important.